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Cabins and Lookout Towers

A Hike Through History on the Angeles National Forest

Traveling through Big Santa Anita Canyon is like stepping back in time to the “Great Hiking Era.” As you walk along the paths trees and bushes give way to historic camps and cabins built from the 1890s to 1930s to ensure that the residents of the growing city would have a place to find peace in nature.

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Top Ten Cabins on the Tongass National Forest

Are you planning that once-in-a-lifetime trip to Alaska? We’ve got the insider scoop on the best places to experience the wilderness of Alaska. Our largest National Forest in the country, the Tongass, includes more than 100 cabins available to rent. At 17 million acres, you’ll truly feel secluded. Our local experts at the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska gave us their favorite and top recommendations for cabins on the Tongass.

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Nine Questions About Lookout Towers

Love the thrill and adventure of camping and backpacking but want something different; perhaps more structural? Well look no further. Did you know that the Forest Service rents unmanned lookout towers during the summer? For on average $40 a night you can stay on a mountain top in a rustic and charming fire lookout tower - a truly unforgettable experience any way you slice it.

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